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we're the champions. and in 6 days our incredible 49ers will take the field with the whole city behind them. my fellow san franciscans i would smut to you our city a vital and strong. this renewed strength of our city and the renewed confidence we're the best city in 2012. the newspapers called us the best place for parks urban parks in the united states and we're among - yeah. go for our parks >> and we're among the smartest cities and the most walkable cities. yes. and continuing the environmental marketplace under our prior mayor we're the green tech capital of north america and the number one for green jobs according to the best magazines and we're also rated highly for losing weight. in the case of san francisco i believe we're so burglarized. the progress of our city is no accident. indeed we're vital, we're strong city because of the fiscally responsible direction we've teen, deliberate choice we've made to attract people into our city. whether it's a reform of our housing or infrastructure on the significant challenges we've faced we put the people's priorities head of
it through the commissioner mar and his office and we will inform you of that and city wi-fi and after doing research into that. there was discussion in this commission before i started here so i had to do real research into this. this commission doesn't take actions on the item. they encouraged the city to look at stuff. there was a committee and media alliance that created a report on that and gave information and numbers on it. both of the groups exist. i haven't reached out because i wanted direction from the body but perhaps they want to work with lafco to recreate the project and determine the current numbers as far as cost and how things work and that might be a way to jump start an issue if the commission is interested in moving down this area. the other area that potentially be added is the black fiber. i know there have been discussions in the city off and on about the black fiber issue so we might want to add that into the mix as well. if we do what i consider in-depth work on this that is one of the items we need to go to outside counsel or help for bec
in room 400, san francisco city hall. council member will skip -- ship, sorry. i am nervous. you have to bear with me. chip will now read the introductions. >> good afternoon and welcome to the mayor's disability council this friday february 15 in city hall. please note that this meeting is accessible and ramp at polk street at the entrance is temporarily disrupted due to repairs. we appreciate your patience during this time and ask that you use the remaining entrances when visiting city hall. assistive listening devices are available and our meetings are captioned and agendas are available in large print and braille. please ask staff for additional assistance. to prevent interference with the sound system and help everyone focus on the presentations please turn off all owns and pda's or in vibrate mode. we welcome the public to comment. you may get a speaker card or please call us and you will be recognized. the meetings are the generally the third friday of month. to assist peoples with allergies, environmental illness or related disabilities please refrain from swearing s
cost effective way to bring rail quality service to different corridors of the city. i know the adoption of the brt strategy by the authority happened in 2003. i want to commend jose luis for his leadership in bringing those projects, van brt and gary brt, to where they are taking into consideration the concerns and needs of the neighborhoods. as chair of the authority, i want to thank you for the services you have provided to the city and county of san francisco. before we make the official presentation and before we allow you to say a few words i want to open it up to my colleagues they would like to add anything. commissioner avalos. >> thank you chair campos. i'm going to be brief because you mentioned a lot of things i want to mention. thank you for your great service and dedication to the city and county of san francisco, and transportation. your mark is been made in the city. i share the same sentiment about the staff, and the level of expertise in helping us make decisions and move forward on a number of key projects. i want to say thank you for your great service
of how it is the city processes payment and get them back out to contractors is an important issue for us. if you think about the prompt an issue, you can think about it in three parts: when it is that contractors submit invoices, we hear a lot about this; how long it takes for the city to process an invoice and finally the issue of when it is that contractors pass on payment to subcontractors after the receipt payment from the city. many recognize there is much to do in the first two phases of prop favorite, with has to do with how we get contractors to submit invoices in a quicker way. we have created an online system. the second portion with regard to processing in time the city already has a certain requirements around how quickly we are required to process payments for both construction contracts as well as professional services contract. there is a lot work to be done to track how well the city does to standardize; we count that time. and be able to report on that and see how we do. there are opportunities in those two faces.finally in the third area, with regards to how fast pri
qualities in so many ways. i know the authority will be well served, the entire city and county of san francisco will be well served, especially important as we are going to this transition, as we will find a new, who knows, a permanent executive director that we have that continuity. it is my honor to nominate commissioner john avalos as chair before you. is there a second? seconded by commissioner weiner. any other nominations for chair? seeing none, why don't we open it up to public comment. any member of other public like to speak on this nomination or election please come forward. >> again, every year we give an opportunity to one of you supervisors, to represent our city. i would like to offer a suggestion. the focus on the seniors. i even attended a meeting in our district with ms. abner james, so you know i am doing due diligence. she happens to be the chair the senior commission. the seniors in our city need some extra help when it comes to transportation. simple things like even getting a clipper card; notices have been sent; when the seniors go to [indiscernible] wai
an opportunity to one of you supervisors, to represent our city. i would like to offer a suggestion. the focus on the seniors. i even attended a meeting in our district with ms. abner james, so you know i am doing due diligence. she happens to be the chair the senior commission. the seniors in our city need some extra help when it comes to transportation. simple things like even getting a clipper card; notices have been sent; when the seniors go to [indiscernible] wait in line, sent to 27a, assigned again to 11s to find out that is where they can get a clipper cart. little things like that. you may think this comes under the jurisdiction of the mta; it comes under the jurisdiction of all supervisors so they represent seniors fairly. i hope in general of having a strategy to improve traffic flow now that you will attend to that. i will be attending some of the meetings, not all of the meetings. to remind you again again what is best for our city. thank you very much. >> thank you. any other member of the public alike to speak on this item? so please come forward. >> good morning, my name
legislature, san francisco streets, as many of us know, * need to be a safe place for everyone and the city's goals are well known that we're trying to reduce serious pedestrian accidents by 25% by the year 2016 and by 50% by the year 2021. but we have a long way to go and major thoroughfares that drivers treat like expressways, you all know many of those streets from masonic to 19th avenue. but they still pose a major threat to pedestrians every day. and some of the most dangerous streets are those which also serve as state highways. in the richmond district, for example, park presidio boulevard along with 19th avenue and the sunset makeup highway 1 where 11 killings -- 11 pedestrian deaths occurred from 2003 to '07. and along venice avenue as part of highway 101 for more deaths occurred in that period. senate bill 2 19 sponsored by leland yee extends the double fine zones that were established in 2008 to make them permanent. and since the establishment of the double fine zone, deadly accidents have dropped by about 75% along these busy routes. this bill is also supported by the california
paying the city attorney, but i think we can all agree this would be money better spent on trees, not on paper for legal briefs. that having been said, i do support increased general funding for the rec and park department and have i signed a letter to the mayor to that regard and i hope we can all work together for this. thank you. x thank you. >> anyone else wishing to make public comment? being none, public comment is closed of the commissioners. >> we need a mosto approve the budget to send it on to the mayor for katie and phil to negotiate a great deal. >> is moved. >> seconded. >> moved and second, all those in favor? >> aye. >> so moved >> thank you. >> thank you. >> we are now on item 12, which is general public comment continued. at this time members of the public may address the commission on items that are within the subject-matter jurisdiction of the recreation and park commission and that do not appear on the agenda. as a reminder if you spoke on item 4, this is a continuation. >> i'm back. i would like to bring to your attention the mclaren corridor proj
understanding of the shortcomings of the cities transportation for structure. i am a member of the regional board governs caltrain. in determining the future of the regions transportation agencies, i want to talk about the imperative things that the next chair will have the sole responsibility of seeing - of being a steward to get it done recognizing the inequities that have existed in our transportation expenditures. i want to make sure our need is lined -- our resources i lined up where our needs are. working with ntc and bart, to make sure that we are planning on the modernization of the regional transit lines and looking for smart ways to expand transportation in our city. it is important to leverage the local sales tax dollars to complement and support of the city funded infrastructure investment coming from voter approved initiatives such as the street bond that we all i think worked on. working in tandem with mta to deliver pedestrian safety, traffic calming and other improvements faster and more efficiently and very fair and process to select our executive director. i believe
of the most beautiful areas in the city and we hope people come out to that natural areas program, the oak woodlands between stanyan and 6-7th avenue along fulton in the city. i wanted to say that the active sports effort by the recreation and park department is incredible and to have a mobile unit, rock climbing, which i love as well and peter from my staff is a big rock climber as well, but to have youth have more access is wonderful. and kayaking and other things, too. like supervisor avalos, i share the concerns about the source of the funding, but it makes up for a little bit of the obesity-causing problems by the company that is sponsoring this. at least it's making up for allowing some of our youth to have active lifetimes and for our rec and park department to have much more support. so i'm supportive of this accept and expend and thank you to supervisor farrell for sponsoring it. >> thank you, supervisor mar and thank the rec and park department and park alliance and coca-cola. i think it's a great example of fill an philanthropy. is we'll send forward to the board without oppo
mr. st. croix sees himself, obviously, as a situation where everybody else in the city is mostly honest, and i'm the only one who is completely corrupt. well, the trouble is everybody else in city hall sees themselves exactly that same way. let everybody else be honest mr. st. croix sees himself a sleazy corporate executive running the ethics commission. well, it doesn't start there. if there is no ethics at the ethics commission, there is no ethics. it has do with all kinds of disclosure i would like to get, but if he is just going to tell them before the investigation, what is the use? >> any other public comment? is there a motion to adjourn the meeting? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> hearing none, the meeting is adjourned. [ gavel ] >> welcome everyone to the san francisco board of supervisors budget and finance committee, regular meeting for wednesday, feb6th, 2013. my name is supervisor mark farrell, i am the chair of this committee and we're joined by supervisor eric mar, the vice-chair and supervisor avalos and joined by board president david
appreciate your consideration of the legislation in us today to continue changes to our city's local business enterprise ordinance to increase contracting opportunities for so-called certified puc lbe, which are small businesses located within our regional water service area, but outside of the boundaries of san francisco. the puc lbe program was created in 2006 to allow small business that operate within our puc water service area to compete for work on the water system improvement program; as know the wisp program has two-thirds of costs being paid by regional water customers of the sfpuc and so the thinking in 2006 it was appropriate for those communities that pay for our water systems improvement to also yield the local economic benefits that are certified puc lbe contracting program can provide. since the wisp program is nearing completion, but the sfpuc has additional projects within the water service area that are not part of wisp construction, the changes in this legislation would allow puc it to continue to support the small businesses by expanding the program to other areas in the r
of the public. are there any announcements? >> city clerk: make sure all cell phones electronic devices are turned off and all materials submitted to the clerk. >> could you please call item 1. >> appointing one member ending october 19, once seat and one applicant. if we could have mr. bass? for all applicants today the format is similar would ask you to briefly go through your bio and your work history as it relates to this position and a little bit about what you hope to accomplish or prioritizes a member. for the eastern neighborhood citizens advisory committee. >> thank you so much. supervisor yee, like to see you here today. supervisor kim, thank you supervisor farrell thank you. -- again good afternoon my name is walker b ass.i am so pleased to be here is the nominee for the eastern neighborhood citizens advisory committee. i would like to thank supervisor cohen for her confidence in me and appreciate the chance to be with you to highlight a few of my qualifications. i have been a resident of homeowner in district 10 for seven years, a resident of the bay area for 12 years; like
administrative changes. is there any discussion on these? anything from the city attorney? public comment on this item? >> [tkpwao-frpl/], my name is dr. derrick kur, my comment is not specific to the sunshine ordinance modifications, but does refer to section 6a of your enforcement guidelines. my recollection is that the ken civil grand jury when they did their report, they pointed out having two commissioners calling for an issue to be calendared is too high a threshold. so at the discussion of the ethics commission, my recollection is that the commission agreed that one commissioner could question the executive director's dismissal and have the item calendared. but here in your enforcement guidelines it sill says thereafter any two or more members of commission can cause an item to be calendared. so i'm just raising the issue of whether it's two commissioners or whether it can be just one commissioner? thank you. >> commissioners, director of san francisco open government. you may wonder sometimes why i come here and seem so angry. well, because i have 14 or orders of determinatio
's what our movement in the city has been all about with our public/private partnerships and the business relations. and of course giant the led it in the at&t waterfront, and it's been exciting to see that. and all the avenue electrified on that. and to see that on the waterfront. and to have have that complim t complimented. and it will be a huge part of pier 70. so this is all part of a master plan. i have to admit that was over a year-and-a-half ago that larry told me in confidence. and i couldn't say anything. may come down to the pier. but you can't jinx it, you can't say anything about it. and we were together in 2010 celebrating our world series. and already whispering about the possibility. and will to see it happen is fantastic. and with a home-grown company and to have your iconic symbol to be in play with the port is fantastic as well. i see all of that happening. and again i have to say to larry and keith and to the port and to all of our project managers. we are still very lucky as a city. and even the board of supervisors know how lucky we are. not only to gain the attract
body. we're not a policy-making body. the city attorney of the berkeley and state- the city of berkeley fought having a bridge line for their disability council and were successful with the state. they said that having a bridge line for council members to vote is a violation of the brown act and that to have a bridge line you have to declare the individual council member's home a meeting place. that anybody from the public could go there as well, which was goofy, but that is the law. but in any case, we have that. other public bodies don't and they don't have to. >> so they are not obligated to have these phones? >> that is correct. they are not obligated to have those phones that. is an extra benefit you are getting from your mayor's office on disability. >> thank you for answering that for me. >> sure. anyone else on the bridge line? >> no. okay. before we move on, i want to encourage those who have joined us since the beginning of the meeting to fill out a card, if they miss to speak at the public hearing coming up. you can find cards at the front of the room here.
to our new supervisors and welcome to city hall. i would like to echo commissioner sugaya's comments to you. i'm [speaker not understood] and urban architect in the city of san francisco and i do serve with commissioner matsuda on the subcommittee of the historic preservation and planning commission for the search of replacing the commission secretary. it is from that perspective that i observe her as a broad minded, open and totally independent thinker. i see her as strategic and extremely well suited as a commissioner where it is important to think independently, yet act in concert with others. it is for those very reasons that i consider her strength remarkable and recommend you to her for reappointment. thank you. >> thank you. are there any other public comment? >>> good afternoon, commissioners. my name is bob amagucci. i'm the executive director of the japantown task force and a board member of the san francisco japantown foundation, on which board diane also serves. i've known diane and worked with her for many, many years and have tremendous respect for her dedication to the
. we will continue to work with stakeholders in the community and with the city departments during the course of this legislation, and i hope to earn your support. the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor wiener. supervisor yee. >> thank you. colleagues, today i'm going to be presenting a resolution authorizing application to the california debt limit allocation committee for a multi-family housing revenue bond for 1100 ocean avenue. this development will add 71 units of affordable housing to our stock in san francisco. and this will kickoff in this work in june of this year. so, the rest i submit. >> thank you, supervisor yee. supervisor avalos. >> thank you, madam clerk. as we know, it's black history month and i'm delighted today to offer a commendation to a worker in my district. black history month is a great celebration, but we have to do so much more as a city to really support our african-american community. just this last weekend in my district, we lost another african-american man, a young man named lawrence collins. he was 18 years old. he was someone who grew up his
he is currently the director for young community developers and formerly for the city and county of san francisco children's fund and formally program officer for the department of children, youth and their families. and i don't need to read the background. if you have questions about the application process? >> okay. i don't have any public speakers on this item. signed up. are there any comments or questions from the board? >> it does not appear that there are. may i have a roll call, please? >> thank you. >> miss ly? >> yes. >> wong? >> yes. >> fewer in >> yes. >> mr. haney >> yes. >> miss maufus. >> yes. >> mendoza. >> yes. >> murase. >> aye. wynns. >> aye. >> and we are all acquainted and i am sure that he will do a great job. >> the next order of business is our election commission appointment. >> so moved. >> second. >> thank you. the recommendation is that the board of the education of the san francisco unified school district appoint, kathleen catalina ruiz-healy to the election commission of the city and county of san francisco for a five year term of commence on januar
this is really prohibitive and we need to figure out as a city how to address the share of cost issue. because it has a huge impact on the quality of life for a lot of people. the other thing that i would like to speak to for just a minute -- this originates in sacramento, but the fact that the medical budget cuts meant that people no longer get dental care, incontinence supplies is not paid for. this is creating a horrible situation for a lot of people that cannot afford dental care. there is very few avenue to get anything done besides getting a tooth pulled on an emergency basis. so those are quality of life issues. the last thing i would like to speak to is just asking us to address the question of who gets left out of the information loop? i was struck by some of the recent community meetings that were sponsored around the changes that were talked about megan elliot. at both senior sites we had probably 300 people who came to hear about that. and then i'm thinking well who got left out of that and who maybe didn't hear about that? because there is an existing network of
reducing the city order and we brought it down to $180,000 to $130,000 and we talked about reducing it further going forward to $120,000. at this point i am not going to recommend that we any lower than we are now. we had a work order with the city attorney for the last five years and the utilization has fluctuated over the last five years and that has depended on a lot of factors and it has to do with the caseload and the volume of the cases and the length of board meetings and the hours that the city attorney has to sit with us and the complexity and uniqueness of the cases and the number of new board members that come on and increase of on boarding those members and also changes in the deputies that we see. so, it seems to me that given the billing that we have seen so far this year, that leaving at $130,000 should cover us appropriately going forward. >> it depends on the deputy. >> is it not appropriate... >> i don't actually have it in my head. but i would be happy to send it to you. >> honestly, i look at the bills very carefully but i don't remember the billable rate for the
throughout the city. thank you. >> i just would like to, announce that commissioner fewer and i, vice president fewer and i were at the perfect attendance celebration last saturday at brett heart elementary school. the foundation puts on a wonderful, wonderful event and they had floors and they had lunch for everybody. the students all got a medal. and it was really a wonderful celebration and my thanks to the foundation for putting on, or helping us to put on such a wonderful event and also, just to on the giant's clean sweep. i just want to thank the mayers and the giants for including the students as part of the team and i think that this is going to be a fun activity for them this year and there is a lot of opportunities to both do the art projects and creative things around the clean up and litter but also to actually volunteer in their neighborhoods. so, thank you. to them. and vice president fewer? >> thank you. >> i just wanted to congratulate the san francisco pta on another founder's day dinner and it is going to be this friday, and it is $50 a person and i believe miss park
of the arts tico group will be kicking things off at city hall at 4:00, so it is 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. and the commissioners should all have received an invitation to be there with our elected city elected department heads and youth commissioners and student advisory council to lead a pledge against violence, so it is a free, event and valentines day 4:00 to 6:00 at city hall. >> thank you. >> all right, item t, report of closed section actions. >> >> the board approved by a vote of 7 ayes, the approval of one vice principal and one supervisor. and the expulson of one middle school student. and the expulsion of one middle school student. >> and proved a stipulate you lated agreement of one high school student. >> and approved by 6 ayes and 1 nay fewer. >> and item v, adjournment. commissioner wynns will adjourn the meeting in honor of our former superintendent. >> let's see if i can get through this. our former superintendent as you heard dr. arlena passed away in albuquerque, new mexico on february second, a few weeks after her 66's birthday, if you were here, you know how she like
of our most tenacious advocates in city hall. he is a vice president of the hiv/aids providers network, happen, with whom supervisor campos and i work regularly to ensure that we don't allow any cuts to hiv services, even backfilling federal hiv cuts. * he's a board member of the national working positive coalition. he's on the steering committee of the san francisco human services network and advocates for our nonprofit community in san francisco. he's on the community advisory board of san francisco pride. he he has an incredible track record working for our community. brett, i am now very proud to honor you as part of our celebration. so, thank you for all your work. * (applause) >> thank you, supervisor wiener. i was really glad that you just decided to stop and not go on, that seemingly nonexhaustive list is exhausting. all is shows is that i'm old. supervisors, good afternoon. i just want to congratulate all of the recipients this year and in the past years. i want to pay particular acknowledgment to a former recipient, police commissioner julius turman who was a fierce attorney
happened to talk to a young friend who was very -- who is very involved in city administration, and whom i had not seen for a while. and he said to me, why shouldn't you tell your story? i have worked in our community through the years primarily through my job at kaiser permanente. i have also worked with the kaiser african-american health initiative which was formed to go out into the community to educate and promote healthy habits. the california transplant donor network also, i did many seminars at churches to encourage donor -- donation of tissue and organses. and a lot of my work has been done through my organization, the the san francisco chapter of the links incorporated which is a national organization of women dedicated to friendship and giving service in the local community. and it was during my tenure as president that i collaborated all these groups together and we work primarily in the bayview hunters point area. whether my volunteering and community service has been professional or as a volunteer, i always strive to focus meeting people where they were and seeing them for who
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